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Spring 2022

Wednesday, January 26

"Why Chopsticks? Utensil-use, Changing Foodway and Eating Style in Asia" at 3:30 p.m., presented by Dr. Q. Edward Wang, Professor of History and Coordinator of Asian Studies at Rowan University in the US and Changjiang Professor of History at Peking University in China. 

Registration requested View session flyer


FALL 2021

Tuesday, September 28 - Lecture Series

"Bad Dragon?: Why China Has the Best (and Worst) Education System in the World" at 3:30 p.m., presented by Dr. Yong Zhao, a Foundation Distinguished Professor in the School of Education at the University of Kansas.  View Session Recording   View session flyer

Friday, October 8th - 2021 ASIAN FORUM

The 7th annual Asian Forum will be conducted virtually.

Keynote speaker:

Dr. Leta Hong Fincher
Author and Journalist - Winner of Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi award

Please check the 2021 Asian Forum Program below for more details. You are welcome to join us for any part you are interested in by simply clicking on the “Join meeting” link from the program below.

2021 Asian Forum Program  

The Asian Forum is sponsored by the Diether H. Haenicke Institute for Global Education, Soga Japan Center and the Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies.

Tuesday, October 26 - Lecture Series

"Improving Students’ Learning: East Meets West in Mathematics Classroom" at 3:30 p.m., presented by Dr. Jinfa Cai, Kathleen and David Hollowell Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Delaware, and a Fellow of American Educational Research Association. View Session Recording View Session Flyer.

Tuesday, November 9 - Lecture Series

"Learning, Teaching and Schooling in China: Ideals, Realities and Prospects" at 3:30 p.m., presented by Dr. Jun Li, Chair and Professor of the Academic and Research Cluster of Critical Policy, Equity and Leadership Studies of Western University Faculty of Education.  View session recording View session flyer